Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Funabashi Toshogu

gate of funabashi toshogu

funabashi toshogu

This very small shinto shrine is located in central funabashi.
Toshogu ( 東照宮 ) means a shinto shrine devoted Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616) who was the founder and first Shogun (general) of the Tokugawa shogunate.

They say that funabashi toshogu is smallest toshogu.
Even small, It is a proof of history.

Ieyasu had a large rest house in funabashi.
He liked falconry.
Funabashi was on the way to his falconry spot.

family crest of Tokugawa
You can see family crest of Tokugawa in the photo above.


Saretta said...

That's a beautiful crest. And thanks for the interesting history!

Malyss said...

If it's in central funabashi, it means that this small place is among modern building?!
If the answer is yes, I think it's a kind of miracle if this shrine still exists, and that the memory of that man is still alive today.

nobu said...

Malyss; surrounding are houses.
Not tall building.

JM said...

Beautiful signs!

valeria said...

It seems a very quiet place. A place to concentrate on deep thoughts...

Mahmud Yussop said...

I like the symbolic crest

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